Alaska Dispatch asked for your best photography of 2012 and our loyal readers responded. Images piled up of Alaskans on adventures overseas. Of breathtaking sunrises and bucolic mountain praries. Cows and kiddies, fish and dirty feet. God bless the laziest of our clan who took the time to email shaky photos from windshields and fender-bender insurance evidentiary photos. Hey, if that's the most remarkable picture of your year, we salute you.
Enjoy this sampling of the crème de la crème, and no need to thank us for curating out the pixelated (but appreciated) half-hopes for a Dispatch-sponsored fireworks show, courtesy of Gorilla Fireworks in Houston, Alaska.